macintosh performa 640(DOS)

The Performa 640CD PC-Compatible is visually near identical to the Performa 630. It was released some 13 days after the PowerPC based Performa 5200 and Macintosh Performa 5210CD and was the last consumer desktop to carry the Motorola 68LC040 processor. Specs: The … Continue reading

Apple Mac LC 580

Although the LC 580 looks identical to the LC 575 it replaced, and has a processor of identical clockspeed. However, the LC 580 has a lower quality display and a different motherboard with support for cheaper IDE hard drives. It also includes … Continue reading

Apple Mac LC 580

Although the Performa 580 looks identical to the Performa 575 it replaced, and has a processor of identical clockspeed, the Performa 580 has a lower quality shadow mask display and a different motherboard with support for cheaper IDE hard drives, among other … Continue reading

Macintosh LC 630 PC CD

Released some 3 days after the Macintosh Quadra 630, the LC 630 (PC) was introduced alongside the Performa 630 (PC).  It offered the addition of an Intel based 486 processor and was able to run Windows.  However, unlike the Quadra, … Continue reading

Apple Mac Performa 630

The Performa 630 was released alongside the educational version: the LC 630 as well as the business version: the Quadra 630. The case design employed in both the Quadra and Performa 630 computer was used throughout the initial PowerPC Performa … Continue reading

Apple Mac Quadra 630

SCSI had been favoured by Apple ever since it had first incorporated a Hard Disk Drive inside the Macintosh SE.  Although both reliable and fast, SCSI was significantly more expensive than the near industry standard IDE/ ATA (Integrated/Intelligent Drive Electronics) … Continue reading

the 68030 Macintosh LC 550

The Apple Macintosh LC 550 (M1640) (codename: Hook 33) features a similar motherboard to the Color classic II. It was introduced alongside the Macintosh LC 575 in Feb 1994. With the exception of processor speed and configuration options, the LC 550 is … Continue reading

Apple Mac LC 575

The Macintosh LC 575 constitutes part of Apple Computers line of LC Systems, developed and released during the early 1990s and positioned between the Quadra and   Classic II/ Color Classic II models. Also sold under the Macintosh Performa brand, they … Continue reading

performa 575

Released one day before the the LC 575, the Performa 575 is essentially a Quadra 605 motherboard in an Performa 520 case.The Performa 575 (Order Nos M3119LL/A and M3119LL/B) was in effect the Consumer verion of the LC 575, which sold … Continue reading

the 68030 Macintosh performa 560

The Performa 560 was an All in one Macintosh introduced in Jan 1994. In essence, identical to the Performa 550, repackaged with “Business” software, it was released to target a different market altogether.  It was also identical to the LC … Continue reading